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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Dec 3, 2011 2:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Ugh - Dave's Picks 1

http://www.dead.net/daves-picks-1

Like we all needed more Spring 1977... I sure wish he'd release a show that doesn't circulate in such good quality already.

The artwork is also quite odd. Different I guess.

Keeping my hopes up for a better release and artwork with Dave's Picks 2.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Dec 3, 2011 5:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Oh c'mon, it's fun

Limited Edition! Each one comes with an Action Figure of one of the boys! (Or if you're really lucky, you'll get the rare Princess Donna!)

My first reaction to the cover art was, "ya gotta be kidding." But it does turn out that 5/25/77 was the date that Stars Wars debuted -- so yeah, cheesy for sure, but also pretty cool in a historical way. And a fun collectable. Anyone know a Deadhead Star Wars fan? Hmmm, close to Christmas is it? Coincidence I think not, padawan.

Let's just hope there wasn't a show on the date that Jar Jar Binks debuted.

Btw, wasn't George Lucas Jerry's neighbor in Marin? I thought I read that somewhere.





This post was modified by AltheaRose on 2011-12-04 01:47:35

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Poster: dark.starz Date: Dec 3, 2011 7:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Oh c'mon, it's fun

George Lucas is one of the largest private land owners in Marin, so much so, you'd think they named Lucas Valley Road after him, not so. Garcia's residence in Nicasio was located off the west end of Lucas Valley Road, Skywalker Ranch is nearby, more towards the east, just a tad bit off the Hwy 101.

Star Wars has been "berry berry good to me"! Lucas has an estimated net worth somewhere in the neighborhood of $3 Billion which is useful for two reasons. Firstly, an ability to pay the property tax on his land holdings and most importantly having a pact with both Bill Gates and Warren Buffet to donate a sizeable chunk of their collective net worth to charity upon passing from this life.

Pretty cool eh, i mean to make such a sizeable contribution in one's lifetime;

yes?

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Dec 3, 2011 9:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Oh c'mon, it's fun

Ah, but can it make up for Jar Jar? Or making Greedo shoot first? Or casting Hayden Christensen as The Cutie Pie Who Became Darth Vader and Also By The Way Made C3PO When He Was a Little Boy? (Kidding kidding. Sort of.)

It occurs to me that there are also strong reasons, in both cases, to champion the 70s over the 90s and to lament the impact of high tech. Those bar-band aliens who debuted on 5/25/77 are way more cool than the CGI aliens later on, who'd probably use a MIDI.

That cover is looking more appropriate all the time :-)

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Dec 5, 2011 8:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Oh c'mon, it's fun

"Those bar-band aliens who debuted on 5/25/77 are way more cool than the CGI aliens later on, who'd probably use a MIDI.

That cover is looking more appropriate all the time :-)"

AR, you're not alone in giving the cover a chance. Here's what SherBear (jboy's sister) had to say about the Star Wars cover:


"your sparking my imagination"
with that cool cover, just a guess, xo!
Stop over to the purply planet
the dust storms
taste like cotton candy and the rain
feels like silk falling all over you....
And wind cries ~ Sherry.
And there
s
dock on the other side for
the Ship of Fools that need a
ride to a new CD cover>>>>
maybe make one with just one word on it
IMAGINATION
and I'll turn it into a love song, xo
Can'
t
please everybody but
you can please yourself.
xo for the creator X"

Remember, you read it here first.
Judge TOOTMO

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Poster: steam locomotive Date: Dec 5, 2011 8:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ugh - Dave's Picks 1

It's useful to compare this inaugural release to Dick's Picks Vol. 1. Not a perfect show, admittedly, but completely out of left field, and featuring that version of Here Comes Sunshine that completely remade my conception of what they were capable of.

True, that series was uneven, but at its best it demonstrated a singularity of vision that could really deepen your understanding of the Dead, rather than just churning out remastered editions of Top Ten shows.

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Poster: Tidewater four ten O nine Date: Dec 3, 2011 2:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ugh - Dave's Picks 1

reckon I'll make do with what's here, while it's still here.

Don't blink - it'll be gone (if it isn't already).

TW

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Poster: snori Date: Dec 4, 2011 5:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ugh - Dave's Picks 1

My feeling is that they know how popular Spring '77 shows are and they're using this show (which I like a lot) to draw in more subscriptions.

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Dec 3, 2011 3:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ugh - Dave's Picks 1

i also agree with the comments on dead.net about the shitty cover art. looks like some 12 year old's work. wtf are those light sabers?

This post was modified by rdenirojb87 on 2011-12-03 23:02:41

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Dec 3, 2011 3:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ugh - Dave's Picks 1

I would think if they are going to release a post-hiatus show that there would be something good in the second set,that is certainly not the case here,and the first set is also underwhelming.Although this is the first release,I have faith in them continuing in the grand tradition of the Dick's Picks series and releasing useless shit at a rate of about 50%.

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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: Dec 4, 2011 5:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ugh - Dave's Picks 1

I would hardly call anything about this show "underwhelming". In fact, the primary complaints about this release seem to be that 1.) 1977 has already been pretty heavily mined, and 2.)everyone already has a high quality copy. Judging from the comments, very few people think the performance itself isn't worthy of release.

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Poster: dark.starz Date: Dec 3, 2011 8:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ugh - Dave's Picks 1

The Mosque 05/25/77 is a great performance, tight as a nuns asshole. I gladly pay the $25 to be at this show. Fire on the Mountain, indeed!

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1977-05-25.sbd.miller.87591.sbeok.flac16


Set 1

Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo
Jack Straw
They Love Each Other
Mexicali Blues
Peggy-O
Cassidy
Loser
Lazy Lightnin' ->
Supplication
Brown Eyed Women
The Promised Land

Set 2

Scarlet Begonias ->
Fire On The Mountain
Estimated Prophet ->
He's Gone ->
Drums ->
The Other One ->
Wharf Rat ->
The Other One ->
The Wheel ->
Around And Around

Encore
Johnny B. Goode

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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: Dec 3, 2011 9:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ugh - Dave's Picks 1

If you're going to release a '77 show it mights as well be this one. Among the shows from that year that haven't already been released this one has to rank in the top 2 or 3. Too bad every self respecting Deadhead who enjoys this particular era of the band already has a pristine copy.

Maybe it's just me, but I think the whole subscription/limited edition thing has a faint whiff of desperation, as though they are trying to manufacture excitement where none exists naturally.

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Poster: scotch_glass Date: Dec 3, 2011 7:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ugh - Dave's Picks 1

Watch Dave's second video, it provides a little insight into their selection process, kind of interesting. Not a terrible choice for a show, I will enjoy it more than the last Road Trips.

The cover art on the other hand is the worst fucking thing I have ever seen. I get the idea but it looks stupid. It actually makes me upset how dumb the cover is.

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Poster: shorthopper88 Date: Dec 3, 2011 4:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ugh - Dave's Picks 1

Spring 77 is a good way to start off a new series i guess. The thing that pisses me off immensely about this series is that its going to be limited edition. 12,000 copies of each release. thats it. Making 12000 people happy and pissing off everyone else for making these shows now unavailable.

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Dec 3, 2011 4:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ugh - Dave's Picks 1

Yep. It seems rhino is really kicking GD into their mode. Limited editions, bonuses of various kinds and subscriptions. Its all about sales. I think this music is so important that they should try to make these things unlimited. At least they ended up doing that with the Euro 72 release. I think a limited box set is cool as long as the music is made available for all, as that is what its really about.

And yes 77 is always a good place to start. But I really feel that there are great shows that need releasing due almost solely to being the superior copy. There is an overwhelmingly large amount of late 70s out there. We need more late 60s and early 70s where remastering from the vault copy would really make more of something great. I mean why are there no fall 68 shows released? Maybe my mind is fooling me, but I can think of nothing from this great period thats been an official release.

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Dec 3, 2011 10:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ugh - Dave's Picks 1

A strong show to release imo, but certainly would not be my first choice. I definitely agree about the lopsidedness of official releases. So far, to my knowledge, from 1977 there have been 8 total official releases including the new Dave's Pick. From 1968 there have been 4. And aside from a few single tracks, there have NEVER been official releases from 1967 or 1966.

I wish everyone loved these years as much as me and some others around here - if it were up to us 1977 would never see the light of day again ;0)

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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 4, 2011 5:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ugh - Dave's Picks 1

Here Hear!

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Dec 4, 2011 6:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ugh - Dave's Picks 1

Why are they being so cagey about when the a la carte purchasing for 5/25/77 is available?

Did I miss something? I would like to get the show w/out doing the $100 for the whole subscription deal.

anyone? Bueller?

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Dec 4, 2011 10:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ugh - Dave's Picks 1

"77 would never see the light of day". Right! Wed all choose 1984-03-31 to be the first pick, for sure.

Right guys!?!?

crickets...

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